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LT Robert Heinlein
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Short Bio: Science-Fiction writer Heinlein was admitted to the Naval Academy in 1925 and graduated in 1929 with the Naval equivalent to a B.A. in Naval Engineering. The aircraft carrier USS Lexington became the new ensign’s home away from home where he operated radio communications equipment and coordinated the carrier’s planes. Heinlein’s Captain, Ernest J. King, was destined to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. Between 1933 and 1934, Heinlein served on the USS Roper and earned the rank of Lieutenant. After surviving tuberculosis and chronic sea sickness, he was given early retirement in 1934.